I would never have bought my Nokia C7 if it had not Swype. And yes, I installed the Beta, but it was promised that a 2.0 stable version would be released and then it would be the end. So far, so good, the beta worked fine, until it stopped working because of an internal time bomb.
On Nokia Web Labs and on the Skype Forum we can read that Nokia is working on the issue !? for more than one week now !? well well... how can it be so difficult... there is already a solution available on the net, for the ones who dare hack their phone...
And yes, I tried to reinstall Swype 1, but it is not working either. Someone is suggesting a soft reset, someone else said they tried that too but it didn't help.
I think it's too early to throw my phone, I have had it for less than 2 years. I know Nokia is in trouble, but troubles will grow if no attention is paid to existing customers. I have been loyal so far, but if a fix is not coming soon, I am also turning my back to Nokia.
Thinking better... I was asking myself... How can it be? The answer is probably not technical, but financial... What if... Swype put the 'time bomb' as a security in case Nokia refused to pay for the last release? What if... Nokia and Swype are now using their (our) time in discussing how much the fix is going to cost? No matter what, the longer the waiting time, the worse will be the impact on Nokia's credibility and on its ability to retain its customers.
Swype has moved on from 19/10/12 issue, although solution probably applies to users whose warranty has expired:http://discussions.nokia.com/t5/Nseries-and-Symbia
Symbian specialist until 31/01/2013 with interests in Maemo & MeeGo but an aversion to Windows!